2018 Week 6 Preview

Week 5 was full of almost-upsets. Clemson nearly fell to Syracuse, Texas A&M came down to the wire against Arkansas, Penn State blew a lead to Ohio State, and Northwestern very nearly beat Michigan. The week 6 slate, once again, isn’t great. I even had a hard time finding 6 games to pick. I don’t see a lot of upset chances, but maybe I’ll be proven wrong.

My Record: 5-1 last week, 19-11 overall

Notable Games
5LSU at 22Florida
LSU has been a big surprise this season. Like always, the Tigers have a great defense. Unlike always, they have a decent QB running the offense. Joe Burrow has yet to throw a pick this season. Florida’s offense is much improved, but still hasn’t had a big game against a good defense. They only needed 13 points to beat Mississippi State last week, but they will need more if they want to upset the Tigers. I don’t think they will be able to do it, but I think it will be a good game.
I am picking LSU

6Notre Dame at 24Virginia Tech
This is the toughest remaining game on Notre Dame’s schedule. Personally, that really bothers me because an undefeated Notre Dame team will make the playoff because they are Notre Dame. Since switching to Ian Book at QB the Irish have looked great on offense. Virginia Tech has that weird loss to Old Dominion, but besides that they have looked good. I just don’t think they will be able to score enough to beat the Irish. The Hokies have a great home field advantage, so this should be a close one.
I am picking Notre Dame

7Oklahoma at 19Texas (Dallas)
This is the Red River Whatever game. It tends to be one of the best games of the season and I think that will continue. Texas is once again very difficult to predict. They are good and usually are ready for the big games. Kyler Murray and the Sooners are great, and I do think they will be too much for Texas. This should be a really fun game that comes down to the 4th quarter.
I am picking Oklahoma

13Kentucky at Texas A&M
Kentucky is another big surprise this season. The Wildcats are undefeated have 3 SEC wins. They dominated their last two games against Mississippi State and South Carolina. They are led by RB Benny Snell and he has put himself in the Heisman conversation. Texas A&M had a great game against Clemson but then went out and didn’t look all that good against Arkansas. Kentucky is on fire right now and I think that will continue this week at Kyle Field.
I am picking Kentucky

San Diego State at Boise State
These two teams have been two of the better G5 teams in the last few years. They aren’t where they have been this year, but they are both still very good. Boise State’s only loss came at Oklahoma State and SDSU’s only loss is to Stanford. The Broncos have been the better team so far and I think they have too much offense for SDSU. This has the potential to be a really interesting game.
I am picking Boise State

UAB at Louisiana Tech
Unfortunately, I haven’t had much of a chance to watch either of these teams play this season. Louisiana Tech’s only loss came to LSU and they played alright in that one. UAB has a bit of a weird loss to Coastal Carolina. Both teams look strong but not great. Louisiana Tech’s offense is a little better and that is why I think they will win this game.
I am picking Louisiana Tech

1Alabama at Arkansas
Arkansas played very respectably against Texas A&M last week. The difference in the game was the opening kickoff return TD by the Aggies. The defense played great and Dre Greenlaw had 2INTs. Alabama demolished ULL and continued to be the best team in the country by far. I don’t think this will be a close game by any means. Tua will probably only play a quarter or so of football before we see Jalen Hurts and Mac Jones. Nick Saban has said that this is a trap game for the Tide, which is funny, but maybe the Arkansas defense can hold the Tide under 40 points. I’m glad this is an early game and the temperature is supposed to be below 80 degrees. The home games so far have been way to warm.

Top 25
1Alabama at Arkansas
Vanderbilt at 2Georgia
Indiana at 3Ohio State
4Clemson at Wake Forest
5LSU at 22Florida
6Notre Dame at 24Virginia Tech
7Oklahoma at 19Texas (Dallas)
8Auburn at Mississippi State
Kansas at 9West Virginia
10Washington at UCLA
11Penn State BYE
SMU at 12UCF
13Kentucky at Texas A&M
Utah at 14Stanford
Maryland at 15Michigan
Nebraska at 16Wisconsin
Florida State at 17Miami
18Oregon BYE
Northwestern at 20Michigan State
Arizona State at 21Colorado
Boston College at 23NC State
Iowa State at 25Oklahoma State

Other Games
New Mexico at UNLV
Missouri at South Carolina
Navy at Air Force
Iowa at Minnesota
Fresno State at Nevada
Wyoming at Hawaii

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CFP Top 25

1. Georgia
2. Michigan
3. Alabama
4. Cincinnati

5. Oklahoma State
6. Notre Dame
7. Ohio State
8. Ole Miss
9. Baylor
10. Oregon
11. Michigan State
12. BYU
13. Iowa
14. Oklahoma
15. Pittsburgh
16. Wake Forest
17. Utah
18. NC State
19. San Diego State
20. Clemson
21. Houston
*23. Kentucky
*24. Louisiana
25. Texas A&M

Dropped Out: 14Wisconsin, 22UTSA

Poll released on Tuesdays

AP Top 25

1. Georgia (12-0,8-0)
2. Michigan (11-1,8-1)
3. Cincinnati (12-0,8-0)
4. Alabama (11-1,7-1)
5. Oklahoma State (11-1,8-1)
6. Notre Dame (11-1)
7. Ohio State (10-2,8-1)
8. Ole Miss (10-2,6-2)
9. Baylor (10-2,7-2)
10. Oregon (10-2,7-2)
11. Michigan State (10-2,7-2)
12. BYU (10-2)
13. Oklahoma (10-2,7-2)
14. Utah (9-3,8-1)
15. Iowa (10-2,7-2)
16. Houston (11-1,8-0)
17. Pittsburgh (10-2,7-1)
18. Wake Forest (10-2,7-1)
19. San Diego State (11-1,7-1)
20. Louisiana (11-1,8-0)
21. NC State (9-3,6-2)
*22. Clemson (9-3,6-2)
23. ARKANSAS (8-4,4-4)
24. Texas A&M (8-4,4-4)
*25. Kentucky (9-3,5-3)

Dropped Out: 15UTSA (11-1,7-1), 19Wisconsin (8-4,6-3)

Bowl Eligible Teams

SEC: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M
Big 10: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin
Big 12: Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, West Virginia
ACC: Boston College, Clemson, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
Pac12: Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah
Independents: Army, BYU, Liberty, Notre Dame
American: Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, SMU, Tulsa, UCF
Mountain West: Air Force, Boise State, Fresno State, Nevada, San Diego State, Utah State, Wyoming
Sun Belt: Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia State, Louisiana, Western Kentucky
C-USA: Marshall, MTSU, North Texas, Old Dominion, UAB, UTEP, UTSA
MAC: Ball State, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Miami (OH), Northern Illinois, Toledo, Western Michigan,

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